Salads · Vegetarian

Apple, cheddar and walnut Salad

Apple walnut salad

I have to confess… I am a salad freak… I love salads, and love to change them all the time. I’ll explain… I never do the same salad twice, I mean by definition a salad is a mix of ingredients, so I always mix it up. Sometimes I simply change a bit the dressing, or an ingredient, or the method (grilling stuff, pickle, etc). There is obviously those salad which are “traditional” which I wouldn’t dare to touch, like the caprese, greek, or russian salads. Those are set, but the rest of salads, it’s pure delight each time you find a new combination, then u add a little something to it like sunflower seeds or nuts… then maybe try it with a touch of cheese or fruit.

I Apple walnut saladlove salads that contains it all! A touch of fruit, nut and cheese is my top favorite combination for salads. But when you watch your calories, then you opt for a cheese free salad or if there is an avocado in it which is already fat then you cut on the oil and cheese… Anyways this one is a kind of classic salad, with a touch of all those magic ingredients (fruit, cheese and nut). I could have add an apple slice on a piece of bread, topped with the cheddar and toast it, then serve it on top as a cracker. It would have been a whole new salad although all the same ingredients. I love salads! They are fun to play with, perfect therapy for creative souls.

Ok let’s do this Apple salad!

Apple, Cheddar and Walnut Salad

Makes 4 portions

The salad
  • 1 bag of your favorite salad mix
  • 1 apple (slice last minute)
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 walnuts
  • old cheddar 
  • onion sprouts *optional
The dressing
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp of cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of apple juice
  • 1 tsp of white wine mustard (or the a l’ancienne, or your favorite kind)
  • salt, pepper
  1. Add the salad, cherry tomatoes, cracked walnuts, to salad plates
  2. Mix up the ingredients for the dressing, mix good
  3. Slice the apple, add a squeeze of lime on them if you want to keep them white longer
  4. Add the apple slices to the salad
  5. Add the dressing to each salad
  6. Top with, shaved with the peeler, old cheddar and the onion sprouts


Apple walnut salad

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